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Kuroda defends policy direction, says Japan price trend improving

An exit from quantitative easing is said to be still "far off" for the BOJ chief despite growing pressure

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In the face of growing market doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's massive monetary easing, BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted on Wednesday that the policy direction is right and that "the broad trend in prices is steadily improving" while income and spending trends are also improving in Japan.

Tokyo

IN the face of growing market doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's massive monetary easing, BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted on Wednesday that the policy direction is right and that "the broad trend in prices is steadily improving" while income and spending